Tyne and Wear HER(1650): Blaydon Burn, drift mine entrance - Details
Blaydon Burn, drift mine entrance
Mining Industry Site
Remnants exist of a drift entrance, now blocked. The brick tunnel is blocked about 6ft from the entrance. Entrance to the Betsey or Bessie Pit (HER 3560). Forms a shallow bay in a retaining wall of dressed sandstone. The entrance is spanned by an iron girder, and has been blocked in with brick. West and below the entrance is a brick retaining wall with a gap, possibly for a chute. To the southwest are sections of brick retaining wall (bricks marked A.P.C for Axwell Park Colliery) forming parts of the buildings shown on OS mapping.
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